Southern's basketball teams will stick to their routine Tuesday when they host first-round Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament games.

The women, the SWAC regular-season champion and tournament top seed, will play No. 8 Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 5:30 p.m. at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

The Jaguars men are the No. 4 seed and will take on No. 5 Jackson State immediately following the women, with tip scheduled for 7:30.

The winner of each first-round game advances to the semifinals Friday at Delmar Fieldhouse in Houston.

Southern's women would play their semifinal at noon Friday against the Prairie View-Jackson State winner, with the women's championship at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The women clinched the regular-season title Saturday when they beat Prairie View to finish 14-4 in SWAC play and Texas Southern lost to Alcorn State to fall to 13-5.

The men would play the winner between top seed Arkansas-Pine Bluff (regular-season champion Grambling is ineligible for the postseason because Academic Progress Rate violations) and Mississippi Valley State. That semifinal is at 2:30 p.m. Friday, with the championship at 4 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2.